CNRP hands in French map

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday handed over digital copies of a Cambodia-Vietnam border map bought in France to the Royal Academy.The academy’s border committee now has maps from the UN, US and France, and says it will begin studying them in a bid ...

Vong Sokheng

Opposition eyeing plot of land for TV station

The Cambodian National Rescue Party has started negotiations to buy land in Kandal’s Kien Svay district for its television station Sun TV. ... ...

Shaun Turton

CPP, CNRP reach no deal

A meeting called for amid a flurry of arrests last week ended an hour after it started yesterday, with senior government and opposition party members agreeing to let the courts decide the fate of 14 opposition activists imprisoned on “insurrection” charges. ... ...

Meas Sokchea

Lawmakers’ letter prompts ire in NA

The National Assembly’s legal council is considering action against opposition lawmaker Un Sam An after he accused Assembly President Heng Samrin of failing to respect the constitution, according to a ruling party lawmaker. ... ...

Cheang Sokha

CNRP commemorates 1997 factional fighting

The opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party yesterday held a religious ceremony to commemorate the lives lost in two days of factional fighting that saw then-second prime minister Hun Sen wrest power from then-first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh in 1997. ... ...

Vong Sokheng

Putting border issue on the map

The Cambodian government yesterday produced some of the maps it has been using to demarcate the eastern frontier, stressing that they match the constitutionally mandated map despite having been developed in Vietnam. At a press conference at the Council of Ministers, the government’s senior official on ...

Meas Sokchea

Right to remain silent

Opposition lawmakers and transparency groups have slammed a recent Council of Ministers directive ordering government employees to deny access to parliamentary commissions investigating corruption, saying it severely undermines democracy. Released yesterday by Secretary of State Tek Reth Samrach, the letter dictates public employees must follow the ...

Taing Vida and Shaun Turton

VN issued second border note

The Cambodian government has sent a second diplomatic note in the space of three days to the Vietnamese embassy, demanding an end to encroachment across an as-yet-unmarked section of the shared border. The second note – published yesterday by Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on his ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP registers company to run party’s television station

CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said Thursday that a group of businessmen close to the opposition has successfully registered a company with the Ministry of Commerce that will hold the television license promised to the party. Mr. Sovann said that the CNRP received notice in the past ...

Alex Willemyns

PM asked to clarify border issue

In what could lead to a sequel to his five-hour speech in the National Assembly in 2012, Prime Minister Hun Sen has been asked by an opposition lawmaker to answer questions in parliament over alleged border encroachment in Mondulkiri province. Mao Monivann, a Cambodian National Rescue ...

Meas Sokchea

Poll shows fighting corruption drives support for education reform in Cambodia

Earlier this week, Cambodia’s Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MoEYS) held a second high school exam to provide a second chance for the over 70 percent of 93,000 high school students who failed to pass the first annual national high school exam, held in ...

Silas Everett and Menghun Kaing

Kem Sokha leads parliament sessions

Kem Sokha, newly-elected first vice president of the National Assembly, led a session of the National Assembly Wednesday for the first time after president Heng Samrin went out to have a meeting the outgoing Thai Ambassador to Cambodia for a short period of time. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Coup reorients relations with Cambodia

Thailand’s military coup has reoriented Thai-Cambodian relations with surprising effects. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s overt enmity and confrontation towards Thailand over the past several years have become conciliatory and accommodating for the time being. Whether this new pattern of bilateral ties is solidified depends ...

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

CPP lawmakers lash out at critics of one-party Assembly

The single-party National Assembly sat for the second day of its third plenary session Wednesday, discussing two of eight chapters of the draft law on the Organization and Functioning of the Courts. The CPP-only parliament—minus 55 boycotting opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect—convened to discuss the first of three ...

Hul Reaksmey

Opposition councilors bemoan ministry directive

A number of provincial and district councilors aligned with the opposition have not been paid in the past two months following a Ministry of Interior directive in March calling for their salaries to be halted and positions revoked, according to the secretary-general of the Sam ...

Hul Reaksmey

Cybercrime law may silence critics, NGOs say

Cambodia’s cybercrime law, a draft of which was made available online Wednesday, could be used to arbitrarily punish people who share controversial opinions online or air complaints about the CPP government, rights groups said Wednesday. According to the law, people who publish content online that slanders ...

Joshua Wilwohl and Hul Reaksmey

NEC Calls for Council Election Candidates

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday called on political parties to send in lists of proposed candidates who wish to be considered in the upcoming municipal, provincial, city and district council elections, which are scheduled for May 18. NEC President Im Suosdey said at a ...

Hul Reaksmey

Hun Sen Says His Face as Good as Any; Situation Is Normal

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that calls for him to resign and for a new “face” to lead the country were hypocritical as the faces of his critics also remained unchanged. Mr. Hun Sen also said that the political situation in the country is perfectly ...

Khy Sovuthy

Death Threat Made Against CNRP’s Social Media Activist

Thy Sovantha is accustomed to being threatened on Facebook. But the 19-year-old CNRP youth activist, who became something of an online celebrity through the popular opposition Facebook page “I Love Cambodia Hot News,” says the latest threat against her, in which a copy of her passport ...

Kuch Naren

CNRP looks to UN, King

The opposition may be readying a formal request that the United Nations and King Norodom Sihamoni play a role in future negotiations between the Cambodia National Rescue Party and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party. On a trip to Takeo province on Saturday, CNRP deputy president Kem ...

Meas Sokchea

Hun Sen Asks UN Envoy to Help End Cambodia’s Political Crisis

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on a U.N. special envoy to press the country's opposition to rejoin parliament and negotiate an end to the country’s political stalemate since disputed July elections, an official said Wednesday. Hun Sen met with U.N. special envoy for human ...

Radio Free Asia News Staff

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